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Oct 16, 2013 12:00am PDT
will prevent a first of its kind default. a deal offered by speaker john boehner to reopen the government and lift the debt ceiling, one that was supposed to be voted on by the house tonight as i speak to you. that deal has now been nixed. republican leadership in the house appear to have no idea what to do next and there is no good reason to believe anyone knows what will happen next. the house measure that was to have been voted on would have funded the government through december 15, extended the debt limit to february 7 and ended employer contributions to health insurance for members of congress and its staff, the white house and its staff as well as cabinet members. in this case government contributions since the government is the employer. as that made its way to the house rules committee, heritage activists urged them to vote no. and shortly after a vote was killed. just 24 hours after we thought we had a deal coming from the senate. >> reporter: here is another layer of gamesmanship to the drama playing out in washington. senator ted cruz in texas convened in a secret meeting last
Oct 16, 2013 10:00pm PDT
the united states would hit the detail ceiling, john boehner surrendered. the senate voted first, the bipartisan deal reached would fund the government through january 15th and raise the debt ceiling through february 17th. 81 senators cast the reasonable vote in favor of the bill including every democrat and 27 republicans. 18 republicans voted against the bill. then the bill moved to the house, the final vote was 285-144, 87 republicans voted for the bill, including john boehner and eric canter. 144 republicans voted against it. 198 democrats provided the necessary votes for passage. >> joining me now howard dean, sam stein, and we will soon i believe have luke russert. but we don't have him yet. sam stein, this came at a -- at the end of a day that now seems inevitable. there was no one, absolutely no one saw a way for republicans to win in this fight when they started it. >> yeah, i mean, what's remarkable is that after two weeks, two and a half weeks time we ended up right where we thought we would be. we wasted $24 billion in economic activity along the way and a lot of peop
Oct 16, 2013 7:00pm PDT
the debt ceiling. that vote comes on a day when the speaker of the house john boehner was in effect forced to declare his official surrender. the republicans in the house of representatives who are trying to force president obama into compromises did not get their way. speaker boehner had to lead those republicans to this vote that's taking place right now. joining me now, howard dean, former dnc chairman. sam stein, huffington post political reporter, and we will soon, i believe, have like russert. we don't have him yet. sam stein, this came at a -- at the end of a day that now seems inevitable. there was no one, absolutely no one saw a way for republicans to win in this fight when they started it. >> yeah, i mean -- what's remarkable is that after two weeks, 2 and a half weeks time, we are ending up where we thought we would be. we wasted -- $24 billion in economic activity along the way. a lot of people had to suffer. we are ending up where the debate wouldened end up. we will fund government for a short period of time. lifting the debt limit with extra ordinary msh urz aeasures. house
Oct 15, 2013 11:00pm PDT
." ♪ >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. let me start tonight with this. john boehner, i'm talking to you. i think you need advice from outside that caucus. i'm afraid it's smothering you. it's killing any impulse you have to call the shots and end this government shutdown. worse yet, the approaching default on the country's debt. this historic embarrassment to your party, to your beloved house of representatives, this deep injury to your country. here i think it's fair to say are your options, mr. speaker. you can continue down the road, that little band of warriors on your party's right has assigned you. that means sticking with them all the way, following whatever course the fartherest out 30 of your caucus want you to take. going after the affordable care act at every stop, giving up on any bipartisan solution to the debt crisis, then doing the whole thing over again every two months from now until the end of your speakership. causing havoc global economic mayhem at maximum. the value of our currency, our word. you want to get down that road, mr. speaker? how about th
Oct 16, 2013 11:00pm PDT
the shutdown going. they wanted that by almost two to one. what this means is that house speaker john boehner passed the bill without the support of his own members. >>> but thanks to all of the democrats and minority of his caucus who did support him in this vote we brought about the end to this self imposed national crisis tonight. president obama is expected to sign the bill right away as in basically now. after that the federal government will begin the work of reopening itself after this long and painful shutdown. the office of management and budget is advising employees to expect to return to work in the morning as in a few hours from now. president obama spoke briefly tonight after the vote saying he intended to get going on policy mentioning immigration and the farm bill, the policymaking that has been shoved off the agenda. as the president left the podium tonight a reporter from cnn, i think, shouted out a question to him. as the president finished his remarks and walked away. a reporter shouted out a question and asked what happens when the debt ceiling comes up again in february.
Oct 16, 2013 4:00am EDT
>> is the constituency that john boehner has been trying to please with this 15-day shutdown essentially satiated that he fought as much as he wanted? thank you all, that is all in for this evening. the rachel maddow show start now. >>> we begin our coverage here almost where we left hit. tonight harry reid and mitch mcconnell are trying to hammer out a bipartisan deal to end the government shutdown and keep the government from blowing past the debt ceiling and defaulting on their national bills. senators reed and mcconnell announced yesterday that they were close to agreement and then the whole thing fell apart in a giant clattering mess. it's been kind of like the movie groundhog day only a little scarier and a lot stranger. and our story begins here, the speaker of the house, there's no need to adjust your set because this is supposed to be a photo of jim demint. he resigned from the senate back in january and he last served in the senate eight years ago. he might as well based on what happened today the guy who controls the united states house of representatives. john boe
Oct 17, 2013 1:00am PDT
this means is that john boehner pass this bill without the support of his own members, his own republican caucus. thanks to all the democrats and to the minority of his caucus who did support him in this vote, we did finally bring about the end to this self-imposed national crisis tonight. president obama is expected to sign the bill right away, as and basically now. after that, the government will reopen its self after this long and painful shut down. the office of management and budget is expecting employees to return to work in the morning, as in thursday morning, a few hours from now. president obama spoke briefly after the vote that he intends to get going again on policy, specifically immigration and passing a farm bill. policy-making has been shoved off the agenda while this crisis dragged on. here's an interesting moment, though. as the president left the podium, a reporter from cnn shouted out that a question to him. as the president finished his remarks and walked away, a reporter shouted out a question to him and ask him what happens when the debt ceiling comes up again in febr
Oct 15, 2013 10:00pm PDT
. >> why? >> the house deal collapsed. >> john boehner does not have the votes. >> is he in control. >> one member said it was a caca sandwich. >> a lot of opinions about what direction to go. >> boehner is still held captive. >> this isn't the first time. >> we saw this with the fiscal cliff, the farm bill. >> john boehner does not have the votes. >> seam problem here. >> why are they doing this? >> we get closer and closer to the edge. >> we are about to default. >> everybody gets hurt. >> time is money. >> working on a way forward. >> there is a battle for the soul of the republican party. >> i'm very disappointed with john boehner. >> what a speaker has to do is get the job done. ♪ >>> john boehner spent the day proving to the crazies in his party that it is impossible for anything that the crazies want to pass the house of representatives. first, boehner and the leadership offered republicans in the house the option of voting on something similar to the senate agreement with the difference being some changes to the affordable care act. it quickly became clear in their meeting that re
Oct 16, 2013 1:00am PDT
states house of representatives. john boehner gets to hold the gavel so he controls that but not much more. jim demint no longer holds any office in this country anymore. he now runs a conservative think tank, even though he's no longer in congress, jim demint might as well be the speaker of the house. today we entered day 15 of the government shutdown, just over 24 hours away of defaulting on our national debt, hitting the debt ceiling and running out of money to pay our bills. there are tea party republicans who say they're not worried about the thursday deadline for hitting the debt cells. china is calling for a deamericanized world because of the quote intensifying domestic political turmoil in the united states. the u.s. was put on notice today from one of the big credit ratings agencies quote, the repeated brinkmanship over the debt rating -- agency is threatening to downgrade america's credit which could cost us billions of dollars in higher interest raiments. those are some of the consequences of letting the u.s. default. it was with that catastrophe getting closer by the hour
Oct 16, 2013 7:00am PDT
off a default. among house republicans and another embarrassment for speaker john boehner. it's now day 16. there we are, a picture of capitol hill. the government shutdown is possible. they're looking at that deadline. it is default eve, but there are some optimism the senate could come to the rescue. in fact when minority leader mitch mcconnell arrived at the capitol this morning, he said we are getting there and even had a spring in his step. here's what a group of female senators working together said. >> for the first question let's just do a show of hands. are you confident that woe will get a deal in time for this deadline? >> yes. we have to. >> unanimous three of three. the senate deal would lift the debt limit throughs february 7th, it would fund the government until january 15th and it would also ask lawmakers to come together on a budget before christmas. and one tea party congressman thinks it will pass in the house. >> harry reid and mitch mcconnell are going to work out a deal today and it's going to come to the house. >> what's going to happen? >> more than likely it
Oct 16, 2013 3:00pm EDT
be eventually. that is something that's caused house speaker john boehner a plethora of problems in terms of saying he is? charge, where is the leadership et cetera. thomas massey, of kentucky, tweeted that he thinks the next fight over government funding the house republican conference lost leverage because they are not able to agree to anything that gets to 218. what's interesting about that yesterday, a lot of people think it was conservatives opposed to it and there were a lot of members who hated the idea of the member of their staffs losing important benefits for health care. as opposed to where we go today, the senate should be wrapping up their business around dinner time, 8:00, 9:00 and it goes to the house of representatives, they want to vote on this tonight and sign and sealed and delivered on pennsylvania avenue. and they will actually go into reses at the conclusion meaning a lot of these guys will peace out and thank you for opening the government back up and red state areas will hear, why didn't you fight fighting the obama care fight in honor of ted cruz. let's be honest,
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Oct 15, 2013 11:00am EDT
speaker john boehner. tick tock goes the debt clock, there are now two competing bills on the hill. one in the senate, and another at the house. this man just won the nobel prize for economics and he is a frequent guest on this program. yale professor bob shiller. what does he make of the chaos in washington? you will find out this hour. and while he was most iconic brands in american business, entrepreneur and businessman on the fallout for america created by washington. all that and so much more on this hour of "markets now." connell: that is the big story of this government shutdown. we will have speaker boehner and the rest any minute from capitol hill. the microphones without anybody behind them. we will see what they have to say about the plans. dagen: bob shiller just won a nobel prize for economics. studied how basically longer run markets are less efficient, ow people are risk-averse, how optimism and pessimism affects the market. how what is happening washington changed our optimism. connell: and it is fun to have him on. we know bob, he is on a lock. all right, down by 63 po
Oct 16, 2013 6:00pm PDT
. before tonight, john boehner had refused to allow a vote on a bill like that, because although it would probably pass with all the democrats and a handful of republicans, most republicans didn't like the idea. so he wouldn't bring it up. most republicans wanted to keep pressing for more demands, more things to add to the ransom note, again, none of which they got. tonight, john boehner says he will allow a vote and raise the debt ceiling just in time. there are no winners, nobody is coming out on top here. and it may be true that nobody won, but somebody definitely lost here. and that has kind of been the story of john boehner's leadership of the house republicans, since the house republicans got control of congress in 2011. under the speakership of john boehner, we have now had two near defaults. we have had two brushes up against the debt ceiling. we have had one long government shutdown. and we have had no legislation of any significance passed at all, since he has been speaker. one real crisis, two near crises that you could call crises, because they didn't cause real damage, and no
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Oct 15, 2013 12:00pm PDT
the house speaker, john boehner, said republican leaders were trying to come up with a plan of their own. >> there are a lot of opinions about what direction to go. there have been no decisions about what exactly we will do. but we're going to continue to work with our members on both sides of the aisle to try to make sure there's no issue of default, and to get our government re-opened. >> today the majority lead ex-harry reid, called accused house g.o.p. leaders of attacking by bipartisanship. >> this is so disappointing, on the eve of financial destruction for this great country -- that's what it is -- to appease a small group of people over there is so disappointing. >> of course there are but two days left before treasury officials say the government could default on its debt, potentially causing irreversible damage to the economy. there's a new poll that shows 74% of americans say they disapprove how republicans in congress are hale handling the negotiations, compared to 61% of the democrats and 53% who say the president is handling this poorly. >> it appears that at some point ver
Oct 16, 2013 9:00pm PDT
hit, and john boehner passes a vote with democratic votes. his standing as speaker was in the house gop conference has never been stronger. this conservatives love the fact that he relished for them for the last three weeks and maybe that gives him the political capital down the line not to have to bring the country through another ordeal such as this one. $24 million is wasted due to a shutdown and all the countless things that chris said in a segue to your program with bad things that occurred. i also think that the democratic strategy of not negotiating over what should be a routine matter normally throughout the history of the republic, funding the government, that is a strategy where it paid dividends. they will do that down the line. i expect joe biden to the camp at camp david. >> on the issue of how the right is handling republican leadership now, you are right that we have seen all of these insurgent tea party republicans that caused all this hassle. now they had never loved them more than we love him now. at the same time, the tea party patriots and club for growth, herita
Oct 15, 2013 9:00pm PDT
played out today in washington. because john boehner spent today desperately trying to craft a measure that could get all of those republicans who met with republican ted cruz last night on board. reports trickled out of the -- tinkering with to try to win over the right. over in the senate, both parties gave up talking for a while, gave up to see what boehner could put together. finally, middle of the afternoon, a house vote was scheduled for a republican authored bill to reopen the government and to lift the debt ceiling. boehner set that vote for tonight. that all happened late this afternoon, and the next thing to happen was this. heritage action announced that it would score that vote, it's the political arm of jim demint's heritage foundation. he has been calling the shutdown a temporary slowdown and we essentially told republicans in congress to keep it going. that left boehner with no choice but to call off the vote, not because he didn't want to pass a bill, not because he didn't want to get this all behind him but because he didn't have the votes. back to senator reid and bac
Oct 16, 2013 7:00am EDT
covering it but not unfamiliar because we have come to expect that speaker john boehner does not intend to pass packages that he would like to because of his right flank, which demands concessions far and beyond what ever capacity democratically controlled senate or indeed be approved by president obama. house gop leadership boehner and his deputies released a plan yesterday morning that would reopen the government possibly until mid-december and also raise the debt ceiling along with a few other terms. firstly, those terms were not enough for two party conservatives, so speaker boehner spent most of the day trying to get everyone on board. he was ultimately unable to do that despite further concessions and they had to cancel the vote, in a norma's blow for the speaker. >> what to think are the chances of republicans breaking ranks, if you like, and singh open warfare within the party and people may be moving away -- in seeing open warfare within the party and people may be moving away? >> these groups have an enormous amount of control in the elections. we say in washington the republi
Oct 17, 2013 9:00am PDT
, which is germane for immigration, farm bill, lots of other things. will john boehner keep turning the floor over to nancy pelosi. if john boehner would let there be open votes on senate immigration bill, it could pass the house. i think the president while most people think when boehner has done this on occasion, it's been a one off, i think if the president can have a successful second term, reimagine the possibility of john boehner working with nancy pelosi and enough republicans and most or all democrats to continue to pass legislation. that could be a huge development. that's what he was emphasizing today as far as i was concerned. lets get the votes, solve the problem. >> let nancy pelosi -- a tweet, nancy pelosi controls 198 votes in the house. john boehner controls 87, ted cruz controls 144. how is that for the makeup of the power. >> i have to say we're all being optimistic here. you do have several members of the tea party out today saying the problem wasn't our message. we didn't communicate the message to the american people. when did we hear that? after the election. >
Oct 16, 2013 8:00pm PDT
think when john boehner and eric cantor went down to the white house they didn't say we have to touch obama care. obama care health care is a large component of our spending problem. when you look at medicare and medicaid and now the new entitlement of obama care. but if you don't want to touch obama care, fine. but you're going to have to do something serious on social security, medicare and medicaid if you're going to bend the long-term costs of our federal government. the sequestration clearly is not the solution because it's not the right way to make cuts. >> okay. but let's just get real here. the squeaky wheel gets the grease, right? and so the squeaky wheel in this scenario is the -- are the conservatives in your caucus. your terms, not mine. just for the record here in the twitter verse. the same caucus is very quiet. the insane caucus as you would call them are not. and my understanding is that in even the private meetings, the caucus meetings that you all have very regularly, they're the ones who get up and talk, they're the one whose make the noise. and you guys are a silen
Oct 16, 2013 8:00am PDT
and according to reports, house speaker john boehner may be prepared to bring any plan that comes out of the senate today to a vote in the house and having to rely on democratic votes to get it passed. the huffington post asked this morning whether now is the time for boehner to bow. >> we have sadly, and it pains me to say this, sadly have a republican party at war with itself, and it basically has suspended government, it's suspended our democracy, it's suspended almost any kind of order. and they don't know what they want. >> all right, so far today it appears america's markets are hopeful that today is the day. we're seeing green arrows across the board. the dow jones up 194 points. joining me with the very latest, we've got nbc white house correspondent kristen welker and capitol hill correspondent kelly o'donnell. i feel like we're doing sideline reporting of a major football game or something. kelly, let me start with you because i know in the last hour there have been a lot of fluid motions going on behind the scenes, but break it down, the expected plays we'll see through thi
Oct 15, 2013 5:00pm PDT
it can be expedited in the senate and the news i'm also getting right now is john boehner, the house speaker, even though he doesn't have the votes to pass an actual bill there is a way he can send a shell to allow the senate to move in an expedited way. it means it will be easier for them to bring up the bill and harder for people like ted cruz to filibuster, even for them to not even bring the bill up but it still might take a little bit of time if any senator so chooses to then get the bill off the floor and over to the house. >> is there a guarantee the senate bill would pass in the house? >> no, in the house there is no guarantee. i mean, at this point, first of all, just assuming it does pass the senate it will be right back in john boehner's court, the court he was unable -- >> unwilling to bring up -- >> unwilling to even bring it up from the senate before, but that was before we were really literally up against the deadline. the assumption from people around john boehner is that he would allow it to come to the floor. i mean, the fact i'm being told he'll send a shell to exp
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Oct 16, 2013 8:00pm EDT
and throw this thing on the floor. i've never seen a capitulation like we have seen. john boehner gave an interview in cincinnati, he's from that area. he said they fought the good fight and january 15th is the next deadline for funding the government. we're only kicking the can down the road. boy, am i sick of that clichÉ. and then there is no indication that anything is going to change. invoke a motion wh where they're going to talk to each other and they'll get in the same room and iron out their differences but still the same schisms remain. what we've seen over the last several weeks an unified, we've talked about this a divided >> i think that they have received insurances of that, and as we talked about earlier, it gets a little one side washington and maybe inside of the taxicab zone. but the fact that they're not going to go through the rules committee and establish the procedures, it's the vehicle by which the majority exercises. so they're going to throw it out on the floor, and it's quite obvious that the republicans have had enough of this fight and they're going to try t
Oct 16, 2013 11:00am PDT
better than what some had sought. >> house speaker john boehner's camp said they have not made a decision yet on how this will go in the house. it appears, however, that investors have faith, regardless, as news of the potential deal spreads. stocks climbed with the dow adding nearly 190 points. >> as we talk about the "d" word, the deal, what's in it? here it is, folks. take a look, the parameters that just might save the u.s. from what one lawmaker said, quote, is a manageable catastrophe. i don't know if that's an oxymoron for some, but the government open for business immediately, funded until the 15th of january. as for the debt ceiling, it has been extended. that would put the whole thing really back on the back burner until february 17th. that hypothetical can we keep talking about the cliches? yes, kicked down the road again. >> and here's an idea. budget negotiators appointing folks who can sit down and talk to one another about budget spending and then the "o" word, the only obama care related issue in the deal is income verification for people getting health care subsidies to m
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